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I refined my attempt from yesterday into something that can be useful for
almost any app in the system. It is a bar at the side that appears when
something is selected, such as text or an image. Slides in from the side
and pushes the content to the left (rather than overlaying it like in the
It could house more functions than just those shown, maybe even replacing
the right click and allowing you to delete/rename files etc.
Obviously the actual mockup isn't great since my design skills aren't on
par with Dan's or Harvey's (also I was working with bitmaps rather than raw
vectors here :P), but the concept is pretty solid I think.
Here: http://developer.android.com/design/patterns/selection.html is how it
works in Android for reference.